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Maysaa Shuja Al-Deen

Maysaa Shuja al-Deen is a senior researcher at Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. Her writing and analyses have been featured in many media outlets such as Jadaliyya, Assafir al Araby, al Araby al Jadeed, and Al-Monitor.

Shuja Al-deen holds a master’s degree in Islamic Studies from the American University in Cairo. The focus of her thesis was the Radicalization of Zaydism.

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Entrenched Power: The Houthi System of Governance

July 11, 2022
One of the challenges to ending the war in Yemen is the changing nature of the Yemeni state under Houthi rule. The Zaidi Shia movement has created…

Taiz in Power

May 3, 2022
For the first time in Yemen’s modern history, the executive and legislative branches of the government are headed by figures hailing from the governor…

The Yemen Brief Podcast | Episode 9 | Minority Communities in Yemen, Part Two: Ba’hais

April 17, 2022
The Ba’hai faith is one of the world’s youngest major religions, emerging from the cultural and philosophical context of Shia Islam in 19th century Pe…

Hadi Out, Presidential Council Takes Over

April 8, 2022
In the early hours of April 7, Yemen witnessed a dramatic political change as President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi dismissed Vice President Ali Mohsen al…

The Pitfall of Choosing a President Who is Not Meant to Lead

March 16, 2022
Ten years have passed since the transfer of power from former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, after 33 years, to his vice president, Abdo Rabbu Mansour …

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